HUDSON VALLEY YA SOCIETY: David Levithan, Alyssa Sheinmel, Adele Griffin,Theo Lawrence & Eliot Schrefer
This event will be held at Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
L to R: Levithan, Scheinmel, Griffin, Lawrence, & Schrefer
DAVID LEVITHAN is a returning HVYAS fan favorite! David is an American children's book editor and award-winning author. He published his first YA book, Boy Meets Boy, in 2003. Levithan is also the founding editor of PUSH, a Young Adult imprint of Scholastic Press. In David's newest novel, Every Day (Alfred A. Knopf), 'A' wakes every morning in a different person’s body, a different
person’s life. There’s never any warning about where it will be or who
it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by
which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not
ALYSSA SCHEINMEL is the author of The Beautiful Between and The Lucky Kind. She will discuss her forthcoming novel The Stone Girl (August 28, Alfred A. Knopf), an unflinching and unparalleled portrayal of one girl’s struggle and withdrawal due to an eating disorder, until she is sinking like a stone into her self.
ADELE GRIFFIN is the critically acclaimed author of numerous novels for young adults, including the Vampire Island and Witch Twins series'. Her novels Sons of Liberty and Where I Want to Be were both National Book Award Finalists. She will talk about her forthcoming book All You Never Wanted (August 28, Alfred A. Knopf), a story of sibling rivalry on speed!
THEO LAWRENCE is a graduate of Columbia University and the Juilliard School. A Presidential Scholar in the Arts for Voice, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Off-Broadway. His new novel Mystic City (Delacourte) is a Romeo-and-Juliet story set in an alternate Manhattan where magic is real.
ELIOT SCHREFER is a Harvard graduate and bestselling author of The Deadly Sister, The School for Dangerous Girls, Glamorous Disasters, and The New
Kid, which was nominated for a LAMBDA Literary Award, and Hack the SAT.
He is also a contributor to The Huffington Post and a reviewer for USA
Today. He will talk about his forthcoming book Endangered (October 1, Scholastic), a gripping novel about Bonobo apes. Eliot lives in New York City.